Toronto, ON – June 28, 2019 – Ascend Fundraising Solutions is pleased to announce that the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation’s inaugural digital raffle set a local record of $298,360 in proceeds.  The funds will be used to support purchases of medical equipment and potency care.

Over the course of one month, Tickets were available for purchase on Ascend FS’ industry leading online and retail platform.

“We are grateful to the entire Chatham-Kent community for contributing to this outstanding raffle result.  We are also thrilled with the technology and support we received from Ascend FS, our electronic raffle technology provider”, said Mary Lou Crowley, President and CEO of Chattem-Kent Health Alliance Foundation.

Having grown up in the Chatham-Kent area, it was an honour to partner with the Chatham Kent Health Alliance Foundation on this exciting program.  These results demonstrate the power of Ascend FS’ technology when combined with outstanding promotional efforts by a local community. We look forward to our ongoing fundraising solutions partnership with the Foundation in supporting its vision of keeping the Chatham-Kent community healthy”, said Jason Little, VP Business Development at Ascend FS.

About Ascend FS:

Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), formerly Gaming Nation Inc., is a fast growing software technology company that is a market leader in data driven charitable fundraising solutions, having raised over $500 million for charity since incepton. With offices in New York, Toronto and the UK, we deliver our products to over 450 clients globally, including some of the most iconic brands across the sports landscape. Ascend’s flagship product, Ascend.5050 is the market place leader for on-site and on-line 5050 Raffle technology. Clients include partners across the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, NLL, CFL, & NCAA as well as NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and charitable organizations. Ascend FS also owns BD Sport, an in-stadium betting system in the UK that works with over 30 Soccer Clubs including EPL teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.

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Contact: Jason Little, VP Business Development,

About Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation:

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation (CKHAF) was formed in 2019 as the result of the amalgamation of The Public General Hospital Foundation of Chatham, Sydenham District HospitalFoundation and Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. CKHAF links the community of Chatham-Kent with its local hospital by raising money through philanthropic initiatives. These funds are used in the purchase of equipment and other items in the pursuit of excellence in patient-centred care at the Chatham and Wallaceburg sites of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Since 1998, more than $44 million has been raised for local healthcare in Chatham-Kent by CKHAF and its predecessor organizations. To find out how you can join together with the Foundation and other members of your community to make a difference that will last for years to come, visit

Contact: Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO,